Tour Master Synergy 2.0 Heated Chaps Liner
- Designed to operate in all weather conditions from a vehicle’s 12-volt electrical system
- Warmth without bulk or discomfort, making for a safer, more enjoyable ride
- Lightweight, flexible steel fiber heating elements provide safe, even warmth
- Hook and loop adjustment leg panels allow for a snug and comfortable fit
- Water-resistant, single or dual rheostat available
Note: Pant and chap liners require a power lead wiring harness and rheostat controller if used individually (parts sold separately, see Related Products below)
Read on for more details.
Take a look at the sizing chart provided by Tour Master to find the chap liner that would fit you the best. Keep in mind that heated apparel is most effective when worn right up against your body. For this reason you should only wear a light layer of clothing underneath the heated apparel.
Our Two Cents
The Synergy 2.0 heated chaps are the second generation of this garment from Tour Master. What’s different? Basically just two things; they’re now using flexible steel fiber heating elements instead of the carbon fiber heating elements used in the previous version. The steel fiber elements heat up instantly, are lightweight and provide safe and even heating. Secondly, Tour Master found that most users weren’t purchasing just the chaps, they were buying them in conjunction with a heated jacket liner or vest liner. So, they’re no longer including the power lead wiring harness and Rheostat controller with the chaps (these parts do come with the jacket and vest liners); why have to pay for something that most likely is going to sit in a drawer somewhere? Consequently the price on this second generation heated chap is lower. Now, on to the review of the chaps themselves. The chaps are very easy to put on and take off; the waist belt is highly adjustable and the legs fasten in the back with Velcro straps which also are large enough so that you can adjust the fit easily. They are thin and lightweight, yet will provide a surprising amount of warmth, extending your riding season well into those months when you might normally have put the bike up for the year. If you plan on using these chaps with a Synergy jacket or vest liner, simply connect the chaps to the jacket; the chaps connector is housed in a small pocket on the front of the chaps just below the waist belt. In this configuration the jacket controller will set the temperature for both the chaps and the jacket. There is another connector on each lower leg (also housed in a small pocket) for connecting heated insoles, which are new this year. If you do decide you’d rather purchase just the chaps without a jacket or vest, you’ll need to buy a power lead harness to hook onto your bike’s battery and a Rheostat controller (a single controller if all you’re going to run is the chaps or a dual controller if you will also be buying gloves or insoles). These parts are sold separately. No matter which configuration you decide on, these electrically heated garments are easy to wear, the controls are easy to operate and you will enjoy riding during those months when you previously weren’t able to ride because it was just too cold. Please be sure to read the installation guide that comes with whichever Synergy garments you decide on before using them so that you’re hooking them up properly and getting maximum enjoyment out of them.